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The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters
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Sep 23, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-mystery, historical-fiction, early-20th-century
Read from October 09 to 11, 2010

A particularly enjoyable Amelia Peabody book. Ramses is growing into a great character (and possibly developing a sense of humor?) and I like the new additions to the family - Nefret and now David. It was also nice to see Walter and Evelyn Emerson back in Egypt.

I'm not so much interested in the actual mysteries in these books, but the archaeological bits are nice, Amelia is an amusing narrator, and I greatly enjoy the verbal sparring between her and Emerson, and the fact that they're constantly rescuing each other (and Ramses, and now Nefret and David) from various forms of outrageous peril.
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10/11/2010 page 252
66.0% "I'm enjoying 12-yr-old Ramses, whom Amelia suspects of developing a sense of humor. His "long-winded, pompous speech patterns" which Nefret finds "cursed aggravating" are now peppered with ejaculations of "Good Gad" and "Confound it"."
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